The blueprint stresses the construction and/or expansion of coal production bases in Shanxi, Shaanxi, Nei Monggol and Ningxia as well as the construction of hydro and thermal power stations throughout the country.
The major areas expected to undergo construction to expand coal production are in Nei Monggol and Shaanxi provinces, and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region during the Eighth Five-year Plan period (1991-95).
Jungar coal field is located in the eastern part of Jungar Banner in Nei Monggol Autonomous Region.
Construction of the Yuanbaoshan opencast coal mine in Chifeng, Nei Monggol, was also begun in 1990.
China will explore for new oil and gas deposits in 10 key areas: the Songliao Basin; the North China Region; the East China Continental Shelf Basin; the Sichuan Basin; the Nanhai Sea; the lower reaches of the Chang Jiang overlapping Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces; the middle reaches of the Chang Jiang between Hunan and Hubei provinces; the Eerdous (Shaan Gan-Ning) Basin situated over the borders of Nei Monggol, Shaanxi, Gansu and Shanxi; and the Lun-po-la and the Baingoin Basin on the North Xizang Plateau during the Eighth Five-year Plan.